CRITICAL LINKING: October 22, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

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“He halted the action to include a parody of the scientific classification of whales, a treatise on the whale as represented in art, a meditation on the complexity of rope, whatever snagged his attention.”

One could argue that Moby Dick was Melville’s Moby Dick.

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“I’m unqualified to comment on the Big Picture Why of the creatures, because I’m inside the phenomenon — I can’t stand outside myself and observe it.”

Colson Whitehead drops a little post-structuralism on the history of zombies in American culture.

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“This slim little volume, complete with 100 color reproductions of vintage bookplates, traces the history of the bookplate — the decorative label pasted inside a book’s cover to convey ownership.”

This is why we need the internet.

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Happy Weekend, all.

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